July 12-14, 2018


(updated 7/8/18 at 9:48pm PST)

I lost my tickets.  What can I do?

Contact Ticket Tomato Customer Service and they can help!  

Email:  info@tickettomato.com
Phone: 1-800-820-9884

Why is the event called “Harefest” and not “Hairfest”?

The name is derived from the original home of the event: The Wild Hare Saloon!   Harefest 1 through 4 took place in the field next to the Wild Hare.  Of course, the event name is also a natural play on words given the “Hair” nature of many of our acts.

What’s different this year?

Here’s what’s new and/or different for 2018:

How much are tickets and where do I get them?

Tickets available at www.harefest.com NOW.

Festival Pass: $175 + fees (includes 3 day admission PLUS overnight pass)

Three-Day Pass: $140 + fees (does not include overnight pass) 

Thu July 12 - Single Day: $40 + fees (does not include overnight pass)
Fri July 13 - Single Day: $50 + fees (does not include overnight pass)
Sat July 14 - Single Day: $60 + fees (does not include overnight pass)
Overnight Pass: $50 + fees  (does not include concert ticket)
RV Parking Pass: $120 + fees (does not include concert ticket)
VIP Pass: $90 + fees (does not include concert ticket)
Seagram’s 7 Paradise City Pass: $30 + fees (does not include concert ticket)

Can I upgrade my ticket purchase to add more days, overnight, VIP, and/or Paradise City passes?  

ADVANCE: You can upgrade tickets in advance (recommend) by contacting Ticket Tomato:

Email:  info@tickettomato.com
Phone: 1-800-820-9884

AT THE FESTIVAL:  Subject to availability and restrictions.  

NOTE:  Single Day passes can’t be upgraded at the event.  You would have to purchase the additional day at the single day prices.  

What are the box office hours at the event?

10am - 10pm (or open later as needed) each day

I noticed there is a VIP RV Parking area on the map.  Are those available for purchase?

VIP RV spaces are only available through sponsors, event partners, and contests.  They are not available for public purchase.  

Is there a risk of the event ‘Selling out’?

Yes. Harefest is very likely to sell out this year. Capacity is strictly limited to 3,000 attendees per day.  If you want to be guaranteed admission, you will want to buy in advance.  

Can I split a Festival Pass between multiple people (one for each day)?

No.  Festival pass holders will receive a non-transferable three-day wristband upon entry.

I won tickets from a contest but am unable to attend.  May I give my tickets to someone else?   


Is reserved seating available?

No.  The event is all General Admission with no seating.  However, you may bring chairs and blankets.  (read a little further for more about that….)

Is handicapped seating / parking available?

There is no seating at all, but the concert field is navigable by most wheelchairs and scooters.  Our staff is also happy to help folks who need extra assistance getting settled into a good space.  ADA parking is available at a great location next to the entrance of the concert area!

What is your firearms policy?

Firearems are strictly prohibited on the festival grounds for the duration of the event.

But what if I have a conceal and carry permit?

Alas, the answer is still no. Pat’s Acres is a private property and firearms are not allowed at this event.

What is the policy regarding bringing chairs and blankets into the venue?

Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed in designated areas!  Low back chairs preferred but not required.  

Can I bring my own food and drink to the concert?

Outside food or drink are NOT permitted in the concert venue.  However,  overnight guests (camping and RV’s) may bring outside food and drink for consumption in their campsite or RV, subject to the overnight policies listed here:  www.harefest.com/overnight.php

EMPTY and TRANSPARENT water/spray bottles ARE PERMITTED!! (see more about free water below)

What types of food will be available for purchase?

There will be a variety of independent food vendors on site, including a tasty breakfast served by Ebner’s on Friday and Saturday mornings at 8am for overnight attendees. Check out the list at http://www.harefest.com/food.php 

What are the Friday and Saturday morning breakfast options?

Ebner’s is preparing delicious breakfast items for our overnight attendees on Friday and Saturday, and Portland Bagelworks will have Bagel bands and creamcheese for sale!   (Menu/Prices TBA)

Opens at 8am, located at the tent campsite.

What types of drinks will be available for purchase?

There will be a variety of drink options including beer, wine, cider, soft drinks, and energy drinks  (Liquor available in VIP and Paradise City areas only).  

Is Marijuana smoking allowed at Harefest?

No.  Even though it's legal in Oregon now, it is strictly prohibited at Harefest per the OLCC.  It is not our decision to make, so please don’t hold it against us!

Will there be free water available at Harefest?

YES.   You may either bring in an EMPTY and TRANSPARENT bottle to refill, or you can use the disposable cups that we provide.

Can I use my credit card to buy food and drink at Harefest?

Credit cards may be used to purchase drink tokens that can be used for all beverages sold through Harefest.  (beer, wine, liquor, cider, and soft drinks)  

All the food vendors are independent, each with their own payment options.  We expect most to be cash only.

Can I use my drink tokens for last year?

YES!  We do honor last year’s drink tokens.

Are there ATM machines at Harefest?


Is there a rideshare (Lyft, Uber) Pick-Up/Drop-Off Point

Drop offs are at the parking entrance shuttle stop.

Can we reserve RV Parking spaces next to each other?

Attendees aren't able to reserve specific RV spaces, and therefore we are unable to guarantee two or more spots next to each other.  RV Spaces are allocated upon your arrival.  

Can we have two vehicles in an RV space?

No.  Only one “engine” per RV space.

Can we reserve campsites or RV Parking spaces next to each other?

No.  Attendees aren't able to reserve specific camping spaces.

What time do the RV sites open?

10:00am on Thursday July 12.  

What time does the Tent Campground open?

Noon on Thursday July 12

What time do we need to vacate the camping areas after the event?

All overnight attendees must vacate the property by 10:00am on Sunday July 15.

How many people can stay in an RV or tent?

As many as can safely fit.  All overnight guests must an overnight wristband.

Can I park a tent trailer in a “tent” campsite?

No.  Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite.

Can I park my car next to my tent?

No.  Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite.  Cars must be parked in the main lot, but you will be able to pull up to tent campsite to unload gear, and their will be vehicles and staff to help transport your camping supplies to your chosen tent spot.

Can I put up a tent in an RV space?  

No...with one exception.  If the tent is up off the ground (like a ‘tent trailer) then it will can be used in an RV site.

I’m towing a car with my RV.  Can I park both in our RV space?

RV reservations are good for “1 motor”.  Additional motorized vehicles will need to pay $10/day parking.   However, if you have a non-motored trailer being pulled by a truck, then a separate parking fee is not required.   In both cases, you may be asked to “decouple” and park your car or towing vehicle in the main lot at the discretion of the parking staff.  

Can  I use a gas or propane grill at the campsite or RV spaces?

No.  Gas or propane grills are prohibited. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.  

Can I use an Electric Pellet Grill, such as a Traeger?

Actually, Yes!  

Is overnight parking included in the cost of a Tent Camping reservation?

No.  Parking costs $10 per vehicle per night, and carpooling is strongly encouraged!

Can we go in/out of the parking lot without having to pay for parking again?

Overnight attendees may leave and come back to the lot without having to pay again.  However, this is all subject to availability...space is not guaranteed when you leave.  Check with parking attendant for more info about this.  

Why are overnight attendees required to sign a liability waiver?

It’s an insurance and liability issue, and is commonplace at festivals.  You can save time by pre-signing the waiver and bring it to the campsite/RV check in.  Here's the link:


Can I sleep overnight in my car in the main parking lot?

No.  This is not allowed by the property owner.

Can I get a one night camping pass and join a group?

You can purchase the overnight wristband which is good for 1, 2, or all 3 nights.  

Will there be phone charging stations at Harefest?


Are animals allowed at Harefest?

NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE HAREFEST GROUNDS. This includes the music venue, camping, RV Lot, and all other areas.  (However, licensed service animals are permitted with verified credentials/license)         

Am I allowed to leave the event and then come back in the same day?

With the exception of overnight attendees, General Admission re-entry is NOT permitted for reasons of safety and liability.  Re-entry is allowed for overnight campers (including overnight RV’s guests) only, and an overnight wristband is required for verification.  

Can we bring bubble wands and squirt guns? 

Bubbles, yes.  Squirt guns, no.

What is your photo policy?

Harefest has the right to unlimited use of ANY photos or videos taken at the event that are made public via social media, professional production or otherwise.  Drones are not allowed.  That said, we encourage everyone to take photos, videos, and share with the  known universe!

Can I ‘cool off’ in the river?

No.  We have strict instructions from Clackamas County that the river is completely off limits.  Anyone who goes in the water will be immediately ejected from the event and campsite w/o refund.  This is a really big deal to the powers that be, and we take it seriously…

I sell stuff.  Can I sell stuff at Harefest?

No.  Unauthorized vending ANYWHERE on the property is strictly prohibited.

Is there a #hashtag for Harefest again this year?

Yes indeed!  Make sure to tag all your social posts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) with:


Where can I get updates about Harefest?

http://tinyurl.com/harefest8  (Facebook invite page!)





How do I submit my band for consideration at next year’s event?

2018 is fully booked.  For future consideration, please send your promo links to canbyharefest@gmail.com - tribute bands only please!